Continental Designs Tomorrow’s Tyre

“Conti C.A.R.E.” delivers  technology solutions for the mobility of the future Electrification and connectivity of wheels and tyres enable sustainable tyre management FRANKFURT,  Germany,  12 September  2019 – At this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), Continental will be presenting Conti C.A.R.E., a comprehensive technology system. Conti C.A.R.E. (Connected. Autonomous. Reliable. Electrified.) stands for the fine-tuned […]

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Transense Technologies to collaborate with Bridgestone

Sensor system provider Transense Technologies has signed a joint collaboration agreement with Bridgestone, according to StockMarketWire.com. StockMarketWire.com reported Transense revealed that Bridgestone was the new customer it mentioned in February that was buying 50 of its iTrack II units, for installation in mines in North America. ‘The company is pleased to announce that it has now entered into a […]

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Fleet management embraces tech future

A new generation of technology-enabled products and services is revolutionising tyre management—and creating more profitable, more streamlined fleets. Creating ecosystems is critical to realising the full benefits. By Bridgestone SA As in so many other industry verticals, fleet management is undergoing significant change as new technologies become commercially viable. These technologies are helping to streamline […]

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Potential R60-billion to be invested in SA Motor Industry over next five years

As much as R60-billion could be invested in the South African vehicle and component manufacturing industries in the next five years according to Andrew Kirby, the President of NAAMSA and President and CEO of Toyota SA Motors. He was a keynote speaker at the annual NAAMSA Conference at the Kyalami Conference Centre on August 22. […]

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Continental tyres highly successful in Original Equipment market

The German tyre manufacturer factory-fits one in three new cars in Europe Nine out of 10 best-selling European cars are approved for Continental tyres Continental is the only tyre manufacturer that supplies original equipment tyres to all seven vehicle manufacturers in South Africa Continental is one of the largest suppliers of tyres to vehicle manufacturers. […]

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MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2 named World’s Fastest Street Legal Tyre

A Bugatti Chiron shod with MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres has become the first near production car in the world to break the 300mph barrier, after reaching an independently verified speed of 304.773mph (490.484km/h). The record-breaking car was driven by Bugatti test driver Andy Wallace and it was achieved during August at Bugatti’s Ehra-Lessien test track […]

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BREAKING NEWS! Former SATMC Managing Executive charged for fraud

Former South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC) Managing Executive, Nobuzwe Mangcu has been charged for fraud by the SATMC. Ms Mangcu allegedly defrauded the organisation in 2017 to the tune of R257 000.00. Court proceedings are currently underway, with the next hearing, to decide Ms Mangcu’s fate, scheduled for October.

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Pirelli P Zero Named Best Performance Tire by Evo Magazine

During its summer tire test, Evo Magazine compared the leading performance tires currently on sale, pitting Pirelli’s P Zero against seven other tires from established tire manufacturers in a series of probing challenges. These tests were designed to assess key aspects such as handling, acceleration and braking under a variety of different circumstances, both in the wet and […]

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Safe tyres save budgets and protect lives

Economic pressure is making South African motorists push their tyres much further than the safe threshold of their lifespan, leading to an increase in vehicle accidents. Dries Venter, Technical Manager at Bridgestone South Africa, explains how a multi-agency approach can help personal and business drivers make better decisions to save lives while keeping their costs […]

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